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Al-Sisi headed the meeting in which an array of topics was discussed including terrorism in Sinai
The president and Iraqi FM reviewed counter-terrorism efforts and the fight against IS
In Bashir, a Shiite Turkmen town recently liberated from the “Islamic State,” tensions that could lead to a new conflict in Iraq are palpable. Florian Neuhof reports from northern Iraq.
The UN has strongly urged Iraq’s political leaders and civil society to resolve the current political deadlock.
Demonstrators have gathered in Baghdad to protest Iraq’s government every Friday for months. The Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is using the movement to stage his political comeback, Birgit Svensson reports from Baghdad.
Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Abadi has failed to abolish sectarian and party quotas for government positions. The threat of a shutdown now looms, while “Islamic State” continues to control large parts of the country.
‘IS’ fighters have regained ground after breaking through Kurdish defenses near the city of Mosul in Iraq. An American Navy SEAL was reportedly killed in the fighting.
Protestors stated their intent to continue demonstrating until the elimination of sectarian quotas in the government
Iraqi officials have reportedly revoked the broadcaster’s license, marking the third time Al Jazeera has been banned in Iraq
The US announced killing of a prominent “Islamic State” (IS) leader
US media has reported that the army is holding a high-level weapons advisor to the ‘Islamic State’ group. The man has admitted to helping the jihadists in their quest to develop more concentrated mustard gas.
The decision will increase polarisation and conflict in the Middle East, says analyst
A French court has fined energy giant Total for using cash from the UN’s “oil for food” program in Iraq between 1996 and 2003 to bribe Iraqi officials. The company was initially cleared of all charges in 2013.
The mass killing of up to 1,700 Shiite soldiers became a symbol of IS brutality
At least seven Sunni mosques were destroyed in Mugdadeya, north Baghadad
Putin speaks on Western involvement in Libya and Iraq as conflict in regions continues
One of the killed leaders, Abd El Kader Hakim, was facilitating attacks abroad, says US led collation spokesperson
Victory in the Sunni-majority Ramadi will strip IS of one of its key locations along its supply line
Turkey has repeatedly justified the deployment as “routine” training
More coordinated European response is beginning to take shape, says joint IOM-UNHCR statement
The “Islamic State” has lost 14 percent of the territory it held at the start of the year, suggesting the group may have overstretched. The Syrian Kurds have increased territory under their control by 186 percent.
Ankara admits “lack of communication” with Baghdad over troop deployment
It is a political statement, but building coalitions takes time, say political analysts
Turkey committed a ‘hostile act’ by deploying troops to northern Iraq, according to the Foreign Ministry in Baghdad. Turkey claims it just reinforced an existing training camp for local volunteers
Baghdad says the entry of a battalion of Turkish troops is a violation of its sovereignty. Iraq’s foreign ministry has described the activity as “an incursion” and demanded the immediate withdrawal of Turkish forces